Board Approves No Make-up Days for Hurricane Dorian
On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through Friday, September 6, 2019 the District was closed due to the dangerous weather conditions associated with Hurricane Dorian. Governor Kemp instituted a State of Emergency beginning on August 29, 2019 and followed with a mandatory evacuation order for all Chatham County residents living east of interstate 95 beginning Monday, September 2, 2019.
Based on the timing of this incident, the possibility for future emergency weather interruptions, and the flexibility available for modification to the academic calendar, the Superintendent recommended that no make-up days shall be utilized at this time. This recommendation was approved by the Board of Education. Further information pertaining to the administrative work calendars will be provided in a separate communication.
To read the Board action regarding the academic school calendar, click here: http://go.boarddocs.com/ga/sccs/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BFWRPB6ECC31
Board Approves Request for Waiver from State Board Rule 160-4-2.34(2)(g)(v) Dual Enrollment Option B Requirements
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System requests a SWSS contract amendment to include a waiver on School Board Rule 160-4-2-.34(2)(g)(v) Dual Enrollment Option B Requirements. The waiver will allow flexibility from the following statement and will align Dual Enrollment requirements with local Board policies related to graduation requirements. (v) A student who meets the requirements of sections (2)(g) 1. (i) through (iv) shall be deemed to have met all graduation requirements of the State Board of Education and shall not be subject to any courses or assessments otherwise required for purposes of graduation. The district reserves the right to add additional coursework or other requirements for awarding a high school graduation diploma.
District Accountability System Updates
The Board approved modifications to the District Improvement Plan/District Accountability System – Reporting, Evaluating, and Monitoring Instrument (DIP/DAS-REMI) for SY 2019-20. The DAS-REMI is a data-driven accountability manual that provides a straightforward, measurable, transparent tool for assessing district performance in academic and non-academic areas. See the summary of changes here:
Charter School Comprehensive Performance Framework Approved
The SY 2020 Charter School Comprehensive Performance Framework and Chevron Report Template was approved as a monitoring and management tool of locally approved Charter Schools as required by School Board Rule 160-4-9-.06.
Charter School Financial Reports
At the Informal Meeting of the Board, representatives from each of the district’s Charter Schools provided financial reports to the Board. The reports can be found by clicking on the links below:
Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School:
Oglethorpe Charter School:
Savannah Classical Charter School:
Susie King Taylor Community School:
Tybee Island Maritime Academy:
Board members were presented with a report on Transportation and efforts to meet the District Accountability goals regarding efficiency, costs and customer satisfaction. See the full report here:
The Facilities and Operations Division presented a report to the Board on the status of ESPLOST projects throughout the District that included updates on everything from the new White Bluff Elementary to the Multi-School Campus in Garden City. The Board also learned of the District’s work to manage our ESPLOST resources effectively and with care to make sure we are providing our students with the most modern and useful facilities in a manner that delivers projects on time and on budget! Hats off to the team in Facilities and Operations
Islands High Athletic Complex Scoreboard Purchase Approved
The Board approved the award of RFP C20-05 (ESPLOST) – Islands Stadium Video Scoreboard to Formetco, Inc. at a total cost of $199,946.00.
Sharing the Good News!
The Superintendent’s Student of the Month for August was announced. Congratulations to Jeremy Williams, Jr. – a 4th grader from Jacob G. Smith Elementary School.